Guest contributions:

04.22.13  Uncommon Leadership 

04.02.15  Switch and Shift  

05.13.15  Better Practice Team Performance

05.29.15  Better Practice Team Performance

07.08.15  Switch and Shift 

07.14.15  Better Practice Team Performance

10.05.15  Switch and Shift 


Stacey's Reading List...

 

"Tribe of Mentors" by Timothy Ferriss

"Shortcut" by John Pollack 

"Seeing What Others Don't" by Gary Klein

"Several Short Sentences About Writing" by Verlyn Klinkenborg

"The Birkman Method - Your Personality at Work" by Sharon Birkman Fink and Stephanie Capparell

"Creative Intelligence" by Bruce Nussbaum 

"Improv Wisdom" by Patricia Ryan Madson

"Training To Imagine" by Kat Koppett

"Quiet" by Susan Cain

"Where Good Ideas Come From" by Steven Johnson

"A Whole New Mind" by Daniel H. Pink

"Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman 

"Rework" by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson  

"The Leadership Pipeline" by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James Noel  

"Life:  Selected Quotations" by Paulo Coelho 

"Deep Change" by Robert Quinn

"The Power of Full Engagement" by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz  

"The Way of the Shepherd" by Dr. Kevin Leman and William Pentak  

"Developing the Leader Within You" by John Maxwell  

"Mr. Peabody's Apples" by Madonna

"Orbiting the Giant Hairball" by Gordon MacKenzie

 

 

 

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Friday
Aug312012

The Power of Questions

Sometimes you read a passage so profound in its simplicity that you have to sit with it…for a while.  That’s what I’ve been doing with the following thought from Clayton Christensen (Professor, Harvard Business School), in which he shared:

“Questions are places in your mind where answers fit.  If you haven’t asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go.  It hits your mind and bounces right off.  You have to ask the question – you have to want to know – in order to open up the space for the answer to fit.

Questions are your mind’s receptors for answers.  If you aren’t curious enough to want to know why, to want to ask questions, then you’re not making the room in your mind for answers.  If you stop asking questions, your mind can’t grow.” 

I guess it now begs the question – no pun intended – just what ARE the questions we should be asking…?

Hence the sitting for a while.

At least it sets us up nicely for future blog posts!  “Questions” anyone…?

Source:  August 2nd blog post by Jason Fried at 37signals.com; August 9th tweet by @99U

 

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